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The "WSA Board", technically the WSA Executive Council, has added Kyle Cussen and Daniel Gaddis.  Both were unanimously elected to the WSA Board this past November, after being nominated this past summer. 

It was only the second convening of a quorum for WSA''s General Membership, since COVID, and the election was swift and unanimous.  All told the vote included over 75 votes FOR, and no opposed, to approving both gentlemen to join WSA's Board, which had two vacancies that had existed since "shelter-in-place" in 2020 had prohibited regular in-person business meetings. 

Cussen and Gaddis join current WSA Board Members, Josh Eardley (WSA President), Jeremy Combs (VP of Ops), Candy Breck (Secretary).  

The first Executive Council meeting is scheduled during the WSA Leadership Summit, Jan 14-15, 2023.  

WSA is excited to welcome Mr Cussen and Mr Gaddis and their families to the WSA Leadership team.  Both long time community soccer advocates bring a wealth of talent, perspective, insight, and passion. 

WSA Executive Director, Roger Bush, was excited about the additions. "Mr Gaddis has carried out an almost inexplicable service to the 03 and 07 girls programs at WSA.  He manages multiple teams, coaches, players, and families, and is an all-star advocate for the players, the girls, who currently and formerly participated in those programs.  His soccer knowledge is helpful, his commitment unique, and his leadership character top-tier," reports Bush. 

"Coach Cussen.  This is like finding gold.  Coach Cussen's coaching leadership, results, expertise, experience, and impact in the Oklahoma Soccer Community is already beyond a lifetime.  I can't be more thrilled to work with, and add an advocate for our WSA families, of someone I have always respected and admired," Bush added about Cussen. 

"I am excited to witness the leadership impact these two will have within our organization, and also for Oklahoma soccer.  We have a great platform to help transform the game, and we've just enhanced the power of the impact with these two distinguished leaders.  It's an incredible board with these two, and Mrs Breck, Mr Combs, and Mr Eardley, to serve our community," reported Bush. 

The Side congratulates and welcomes Mr. Daniel Gaddis, and Mr Kyle Cussen to the Leadership Team and Leadership Family at The Side. 


Daniel Gaddis, WSA VP of Community Relations











BIO: Married to Erica Gaddis since 1995. Currently raising 2 daughters. Sydney, currently studying English/Marketing at Oklahoma State University. Played soccer for 12 years, club and high school, including 3 years with WSA. Avery is a Junior at Jenks High School, and is playing tennis. She played soccer for 5 years at various clubs throughout Tulsa. 

The Tape on Gaddis: 

  • Graduated from Bixby HS in 1990. 
  • Played soccer for 12 years, club and high school.
  • Coached 4 years (USSF “E” license and National Youth license) Manager 11 years (6 years TSC, 5 years WSA).
  • Team manager WSA 03 Girls “program”, and currently team manager for WSA 07 Girls “program”. 
  • Worked with Coaches Jared, Wes, Emo, Javo, and others.
  • Fave Club Teams: Arsenal and Man City…yes both. 
  • VisionFor WSA to offer the best product for our youth…coaches, managers, club leadership, facilities and playing surfaces…in order to produce elite players and lifelong fans of the game. 


Kyle Cussen, Elected, WSA VP of Development











BIO: Married to Misti Cussen for 28 years, 2 daughters, Cassie, played for WSA & Union HS, at OU now, Caia a freshman at Summit Christian plays volleyball and basketball.

The Tape on Cussen:

  • NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Coach, 20+ years.
  • Winningest coach in TU and ORU program history; ORU 1998-2008, TU 2008-2020.
  • Conference Champions Mid-Con (2000, 2002, 2004), NCAA Tourney (2004).  
  • Numerous player and team accolades at both programs. 
  • Coached SNU 1993-1996, NAIA Final Four Appearance.
  • Club Coach for Hurricane, ’87 boys, 92 Girls (7 State Finals, 1 State Championship, 5 Regional appearances). 
  • Oklahoma Outrage Women’s Professional W-2 League, 2000 US Soccer Federation National Champions U23.
  • Fundraising
    • TU: New Team Room (80K), International Trips (200K), Resurfacing Game Field (50K), Asst Coach Fundraising (35K) for total fundraising achieved of 500K.
    • Fundraising ORU: Total accomplishment $250K.
  • Playing: 
    • SNU, 89-93
    • Professionally for Tulsa Roughnecks & OKC Slickers. 
    • Famously scored a side volley at TU Soccer Camp Coach vs Players game.